A tribute album to the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (or the Netflix series that loves them)? Not quite. Instead, it’s a disc of big hooks, big riffs, and big choruses, all fused into arena-sized anthems by a sincere band of Australians who like to speckle their jangle-rockers and shimmery ballads with electronic textures. Warm but lightweight. Come to think of it, that’s pretty much what you might expect from an album titled The Glow.
THE PRESS RELEASE: “The Glow was produced and mixed by Grammy-winning producer Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers, New Order) in the historic Westlake Recording Studios, a long way from the bands early days in Sydney. From their emotive heart to their towering hooks, the core traits that have earned DMA’s a huge following are still prominent in new album The Glow, but now their anthemic sound is infused with a euphoric flood of alt-pop flair with pulsating synths and taut beats. While the huge choruses will prove to be electrifying highlights of future live shows. DMA’s are made up of Tommy O’Dell, Matt Mason and Johnny Took. The band formed in Sydney and made an immediate impression with their 2014 debut EP. Their full-length debut Hills End saw them crash into Australia’s Top 10, before For Now cemented them as a force to be reckoned with. The album earned three ARIA Music Award nominations for Best Group, Best Rock Album and Best Independent Release. In 2018 they became one of the first Australian bands to play the iconic MTV Unplugged session, following in the footsteps of all-time greats such as Nirvana, Oasis and R.E.M. The performance was captured in this summer’s MTV Unplugged Live album. DMA’s also released their second album For Now in 2018.”